Radio Hotline with Dennis Price

On October 28, I sat down with Dennis Price and Cynthia Ceilan of Little Feather Books to discuss, The Wizard and the White House, writing and publishing.

Photo by Dennis Pirce

Photo by Dennis Price

Here is a link to the podcast

 

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Early Praise for The Wizard and The White House

Here’s what’s being said about The Wizard and The White House:

“One weird, wild, original, imaginative, parodic book—funny, serious, and enlarged by its big and generous heart!”
—Sophie Burnham, author of A Book of Angels and The President’s Angel


“Relevant and timely, Mike Maggio’s The Wizard and the White House deftly satirizes contemporary politics and mores in the manner of Gogol or Swift. Smart and funny, witty and boisterous—this is the political novel the 21st Century desperately needs.”

—Nathan Leslie, author of Sibs and The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice


Here’s a collaboration that Richard Brautigan, Tom Robbins, and Hanuman the Monkey God might have written. Mike Maggio uses broad strokes, plus a clown cannon, in this absurd political farce. Wizardly magic wreaks havoc on the White House, and a diverse cast of characters, consistently chewed up and spit out by Amerika, band together to figure it out.”

—Richard Peabody, editor of Gargoyle Magazine


“A witty tale with lots of fun, absurd humor… People who enjoyed Good Omens [by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett] or the novels of Christopher Moore might get a kick out of this one.”

—Spencer Baum, author of The Demon Queen and the Locksmith


A wonderfully written story… Humoristic, witty sentences and well-placed distinctive words creating an ‘out of place’ feeling only adds to the absurd situation that is unfolding within the story… I would recommend anyone to read this book.”
—Erwin Hogeling, Bookseller (Netherlands)

The Wizard and The White House will be released on November 1.

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Atelier in Creativity & Constraint

My short story, “Atelier,”  a narrative about an artist and his model,  has just been published in a new anthology called Creativity and Constraint from Wising Up Press.

CreativityConstraintFrontcvr4x6webThe anthology comprises “forty writers of poetry, fiction and memoir as they muse on the various permutations of creativity and constraint in their own lives and in their artistic process.”

The anthology can be purchased at any online bookstore or directly from Wising Up Press.

 

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Another Review

A witty tale with lots of fun, absurd humor… People who enjoyed Good Omens [by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett] or the novels of Christopher Moore might get a kick out of this one.”

—Spencer Baum, author of The Demon Queen and the Locksmith
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First Review of The Wizard and the White House on NetGalley

Picture“A wonderfully written story… Humoristic, witty sentences and well-placed distinctive words creating an ‘out of place’ feeling only adds to the absurd situation that is unfolding within the story… I would recommend anyone to read this book.”

—Erwin Hogeling, Bookseller (Netherlands)
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Early Bird Special

Little Feather Books is offering an Early Bird Special for The Wizard and the White House. Simply go to http://www.littlefeatherbooks.com/mike-maggio.html and get a 20% discount off the list price of $14 by typing in the coupon code EARLYBIRD at checkout. Publication date is November 1 and offer is good until October 30.

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The Wizard and the White House Has a Page

In October, The Wizard and the White House will hit the streets. Help spread the word by visiting Facebook and “liking” the page. Then get your family and friends to do the same.

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The Wizard and the White House

 

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Coming this Fall from Little Feather Books.

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An Interview With Jack Livings

If you have not heard of Jack Livings, you should pick up his superb short story collection, The Dog, just released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. These stories take place in China and are filled with characters whose lives are mired in the conflicts of daily living in a topography that is as different as the people who populate it.

You can read my interview with Livings in the Washington Independent Review of Books.

And for those of you in the Washington DC area, he will be appearing at Politics and Prose on Tuesday, August 12 at 7 PM.

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Interview with Juan Cole

Here’s a link to my interview with Juan Cole whose book The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East was published this month:

http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/features/an-interview-with-juan-cole

A must read for those who are interested in recent developments in the Middle East.

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